May 11, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) Kentucky Derby winner “Always Dreaming” arrived in Baltimore on Tuesday and is getting ready for the 142nd Preakness, the middle jewel in horse racing’s Triple Crown, which will take place on Saturday, May 20.
“Always Dreaming” has won all four of his starts in 2017. He's now the heavy favorite to win the Preakness, and his team is dreaming that he becomes the fifth horse to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown in the last ten years.
While his performance in the Kentucky Derby was impressive, his trainer, Todd Pletcher, says that he thinks the horse is getting even better: “I think he’s continuing to improve, actually. The first two races were so easy for him that I don’t think we really took much out of him. The Florida Derby seemed to bring him forward another notch, and I think the [Kentucky] Derby was even a stronger performance than that.”
The Preakness is a much different race than the Derby, with only ten horses in the field. Competitors aginst “Always Dreaming” at the Preakness will include Kentucky Derby contenders “Classic Empire” and “Gunnevera,” and also “Hence,” who made it to the Preakness by a three-quarter-length victory at Oaklawn Park. There’s also “Conquest Mo Money,” who decided to to skip the first leg of the Triple Crown and head straight to the Preakness.
Catch the full story in the video, which also includes an update on the Western Heritage Classic Ranch Horse Sale.